2000 United States presidential election in Georgia

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United States presidential election in Georgia, 2000

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  GeorgeWBush.jpg Al Gore, Vice President of the United States, official portrait 1994.jpg
Nominee George W. Bush Al Gore
Party Republican Democratic
Home state Texas Tennessee
Running mate Dick Cheney Joe Lieberman
Electoral vote 13 0
Popular vote 1,419,720 1,116,230
Percentage 54.67% 42.98%

Georgia Presidential Election Results 2000.svg
County Results

President before election

Bill Clinton
Democratic

Elected President

George W. Bush
Republican

The 2000 United States presidential election in Georgia took place on November 7, 2000, and was part of the 2000 United States presidential election. Voters chose 13 representatives, or electors to the Electoral College, who voted for president and vice president.

Georgia was won by Governor George W. Bush (R-TX) by an 11.7% margin of victory. He won a majority of the popular vote, counties, and congressional districts[citation needed]. Bush dominated in most of the rural parts of the state, but Vice President Al Gore (D-TN) did well in the highly populated Fulton County and DeKalb County of the Metro Atlanta area[citation needed]. Within that area are the 4th and 5th congressional districts, which are the only two districts Gore won[citation needed]. Author and investment analyst Harry Browne (L-TN) would finish third in the popular vote in Georgia.

In other down ballot races, Zell Miller (D), who was appointed by then-Governor Roy Barnes (D) following Senator Paul Coverdell's (R) death in July 2000, won the special election for the unexpired remainder of the term. Another notable down ballot race was the 2000 U.S. House election in Georgia's 2nd congressional district in which Incumbent U.S. Representative Sanford Bishop (D) survived a strong challenge from Dylan Glenn (R).

As of the 2016 presidential election, this is the last election in which Chatham County voted Republican and the last in which McIntosh County, Meriwether County, Mitchell County, Telfair County, and Wilkinson County voted Democratic.

Results[edit]

United States presidential election in Georgia, 2000
Party Candidate Running mate Votes Percentage Electoral votes
Republican George W. Bush Dick Cheney 1,419,720 54.67% 13
Democratic Al Gore Joe Lieberman 1,116,230 42.98% 0
Libertarian Harry Browne Art Olivier 36,332 1.40% 0
Green Ralph Nader (write-in) Winona LaDuke 13,432 0.52% 0
Reform Patrick Buchanan (write-in) Ezola B. Foster 10,926 0.42% 0
Constitution Howard Phillips (write-in) Curtis Frazier 140 0.0% 0
Socialist Workers James Harris (write-in) Margaret Trowe 11 0.0% 0
Write-in Gloria Strickland n/a 8 0.0% 0
Independent Joe Schriner (write-in) n/a 5 0.0% 0
Totals 2,596,804 100.00% 13
Voter turnout (Voting age) 43%





By county[edit]

County Gore% Gore# Bush% Bush# Others% Others# Total
Appling County 34.32% 2,093 64.60% 3,940 1.08% 66 6,099
Atkinson County 39.64% 821 59.30% 1,228 1.06% 22 2,071
Bacon County 31.92% 956 67.11% 2,010 0.97% 29 2,995
Baker County 58.79% 893 40.49% 615 0.72% 11 1,519
Baldwin County 48.60% 5,893 49.82% 6,041 1.58% 192 12,126
Banks County 26.91% 1,220 70.64% 3,202 2.45% 111 4,533
Barrow County 30.22% 3,657 65.49% 7,925 4.30% 520 12,102
Bartow County 32.96% 7,508 64.62% 14,720 2.43% 553 22,781
Ben Hill County 47.93% 2,234 51.08% 2,381 0.99% 46 4,661
Berrien County 37.19% 1,640 61.63% 2,718 1.18% 52 4,410
Bibb County 50.22% 24,996 48.36% 24,071 1.42% 709 49,776
Bleckley County 33.96% 1,273 64.98% 2,436 1.07% 40 3,749
Brantley County 30.05% 1,372 68.29% 3,118 1.66% 76 4,566
Brooks County 46.06% 2,096 52.87% 2,406 1.08% 49 4,551
Bryan County 30.77% 2,172 68.49% 4,835 0.74% 52 7,059
Bulloch County 37.62% 5,561 60.82% 8,990 1.56% 231 14,782
Burke County 52.14% 3,720 47.39% 3,381 0.48% 34 7,135
Butts County 40.48% 2,281 56.75% 3,198 2.77% 156 5,635
Calhoun County 58.66% 1,107 40.70% 768 0.64% 12 1,887
Camden County 35.93% 3,636 62.96% 6,371 1.11% 112 10,119
Candler County 38.68% 1,053 60.36% 1,643 0.96% 26 2,722
Carroll County 34.00% 8,752 63.42% 16,326 2.58% 663 25,741
Catoosa County 30.87% 5,470 67.90% 12,033 1.23% 218 17,721
Charlton County 36.04% 1,015 62.86% 1,770 1.10% 31 2,816
Chatham County 49.15% 37,590 49.49% 37,847 1.36% 1,038 76,475
Chattahoochee County 49.71% 600 48.88% 590 1.41% 17 1,207
Chattooga County 42.13% 2,729 56.20% 3,640 1.67% 108 6,477
Cherokee County 23.49% 12,295 72.65% 38,033 3.86% 2,020 52,348
Clarke County 47.07% 15,167 47.07% 15,167 5.86% 1,887 32,221
Clay County 64.29% 821 35.08% 448 0.63% 8 1,277
Clayton County 65.21% 40,042 32.52% 19,966 2.27% 1,394 61,402
Clinch County 42.30% 816 56.56% 1,091 1.14% 22 1,929
Cobb County 36.88% 86,676 59.78% 140,494 3.34% 7,857 235,027
Coffee County 38.10% 3,593 61.04% 5,756 0.86% 81 9,430
Colquitt County 33.06% 3,297 66.08% 6,589 0.86% 86 9,972
Columbia County 24.91% 8,969 74.04% 26,660 1.05% 379 36,008
Cook County 41.56% 1,639 57.78% 2,279 0.66% 26 3,944
Coweta County 29.00% 9,056 68.30% 21,327 2.70% 843 31,226
Crawford County 42.42% 1,513 55.71% 1,987 1.88% 67 3,567
Crisp County 40.44% 2,268 58.57% 3,285 1.00% 56 5,609
Dade County 32.24% 1,628 66.01% 3,333 1.74% 88 5,049
Dawson County 24.72% 1,458 71.38% 4,210 3.90% 230 5,898
Decatur County 44.43% 3,398 54.75% 4,187 0.82% 63 7,648
DeKalb County 70.24% 154,509 26.73% 58,807 3.03% 6,664 219,980
Dodge County 39.58% 2,326 59.08% 3,472 1.34% 79 5,877
Dooly County 54.01% 1,901 45.11% 1,588 0.88% 31 3,520
Dougherty County 57.29% 16,650 42.14% 12,248 0.57% 166 29,064
Douglas County 36.05% 11,162 61.02% 18,893 2.94% 909 30,964
Early County 45.24% 1,622 54.06% 1,938 0.70% 25 3,585
Echols County 30.29% 272 68.37% 614 1.34% 12 898
Effingham County 30.35% 3,232 68.79% 7,326 0.86% 92 10,650
Elbert County 43.17% 2,527 55.73% 3,262 1.09% 64 5,853
Emanuel County 45.27% 2,835 53.38% 3,343 1.36% 85 6,263
Evans County 39.51% 1,217 59.77% 1,841 0.71% 22 3,080
Fannin County 32.61% 2,736 65.11% 5,463 2.28% 191 8,390
Fayette County 28.06% 11,912 69.11% 29,338 2.82% 1,199 42,449
Floyd County 38.33% 10,282 60.37% 16,194 1.30% 349 26,825
Forsyth County 18.72% 6,694 77.66% 27,769 3.61% 1,292 35,755
Franklin County 35.40% 2,040 63.50% 3,659 1.09% 63 5,762
Fulton County 57.76% 152,039 39.84% 104,870 2.39% 6,303 263,212
Gilmer County 30.26% 2,230 67.04% 4,941 2.70% 199 7,370
Glascock County 24.41% 249 74.80% 763 0.78% 8 1,020
Glynn County 34.75% 7,778 64.09% 14,346 1.16% 260 22,384
Gordon County 33.04% 4,032 65.09% 7,944 1.88% 229 12,205
Grady County 40.60% 2,721 58.10% 3,894 1.30% 87 6,702
Greene County 41.12% 2,137 57.34% 2,980 1.54% 80 5,197
Gwinnett County 32.15% 61,434 63.71% 121,756 4.14% 7,921 191,111
Habersham County 26.11% 2,530 71.86% 6,964 2.03% 197 9,691
Hall County 26.89% 10,259 70.36% 26,841 2.75% 1,050 38,150
Hancock County 78.22% 2,414 21.45% 662 0.32% 10 3,086
Haralson County 35.13% 2,869 63.10% 5,153 1.78% 145 8,167
Harris County 34.01% 2,912 64.87% 5,554 1.12% 96 8,562
Hart County 42.36% 3,192 56.29% 4,242 1.35% 102 7,536
Heard County 36.84% 1,178 60.88% 1,947 2.28% 73 3,198
Henry County 30.80% 11,971 66.42% 25,815 2.78% 1,081 38,867
Houston County 35.96% 13,301 62.65% 23,174 1.39% 513 36,988
Irwin County 44.57% 1,405 54.57% 1,720 0.86% 27 3,152
Jackson County 29.39% 3,420 67.71% 7,878 2.90% 337 11,635
Jasper County 39.51% 1,558 58.28% 2,298 2.21% 87 3,943
Jeff Davis County 32.67% 1,379 66.26% 2,797 1.07% 45 4,221
Jefferson County 53.41% 2,973 45.98% 2,559 0.61% 34 5,566
Jenkins County 48.21% 1,250 50.79% 1,317 1.00% 26 2,593
Johnson County 36.94% 1,065 62.33% 1,797 0.73% 21 2,883
Jones County 38.45% 3,102 60.11% 4,850 1.44% 116 8,068
Lamar County 41.95% 2,194 55.68% 2,912 2.37% 124 5,230
Lanier County 43.70% 832 55.04% 1,048 1.26% 24 1,904
Laurens County 40.78% 5,724 57.94% 8,133 1.28% 179 14,036
Lee County 24.56% 1,936 74.48% 5,872 0.96% 76 7,884
Liberty County 53.62% 5,347 44.68% 4,455 1.70% 170 9,972
Lincoln County 41.09% 1,275 58.23% 1,807 0.68% 21 3,103
Long County 42.13% 975 57.04% 1,320 0.82% 19 2,314
Lowndes County 41.74% 10,616 56.87% 14,462 1.39% 354 25,432
Lumpkin County 31.42% 2,121 65.59% 4,427 2.99% 202 6,750
Macon County 63.31% 2,757 35.96% 1,566 0.73% 32 4,355
Madison County 28.59% 2,285 69.17% 5,529 2.24% 179 7,993
Marion County 44.96% 982 54.35% 1,187 0.69% 15 2,184
McDuffie County 39.39% 2,580 59.94% 3,926 0.67% 44 6,550
McIntosh County 53.35% 2,047 46.03% 1,766 0.63% 24 3,837
Meriwether County 51.29% 3,441 47.13% 3,162 1.58% 106 6,709
Miller County 36.42% 783 62.74% 1,349 0.84% 18 2,150
Mitchell County 51.23% 2,971 48.11% 2,790 0.66% 38 5,799
Monroe County 37.65% 2,839 60.48% 4,561 1.87% 141 7,541
Montgomery County 40.37% 1,013 58.39% 1,465 1.24% 31 2,509
Morgan County 37.92% 2,238 59.71% 3,524 2.37% 140 5,902
Murray County 32.06% 2,684 66.16% 5,539 1.78% 149 8,372
Muscogee County 54.05% 28,193 45.01% 23,479 0.94% 491 52,163
Newton County 36.48% 6,703 60.56% 11,127 2.97% 545 18,375
Oconee County 28.51% 3,184 68.15% 7,611 3.34% 373 11,168
Oglethorpe County 34.64% 1,519 61.71% 2,706 3.65% 160 4,385
Paulding County 27.79% 6,743 69.58% 16,881 2.62% 636 24,260
Peach County 49.60% 3,540 49.39% 3,525 1.01% 72 7,137
Pickens County 30.35% 2,489 66.92% 5,488 2.73% 224 8,201
Pierce County 27.77% 1,300 71.52% 3,348 0.70% 33 4,681
Pike County 28.93% 1,413 68.74% 3,358 2.33% 114 4,885
Polk County 40.65% 4,112 57.74% 5,841 1.61% 163 10,116
Pulaski County 41.54% 1,390 57.44% 1,922 1.02% 34 3,346
Putnam County 41.47% 2,612 57.09% 3,596 1.44% 91 6,299
Quitman County 59.96% 542 38.50% 348 1.55% 14 904
Rabun County 33.25% 1,776 64.61% 3,451 2.13% 114 5,341
Randolph County 53.76% 1,381 45.70% 1,174 0.54% 14 2,569
Richmond County 54.60% 31,413 44.29% 25,485 1.11% 640 57,538
Rockdale County 33.65% 8,295 62.64% 15,440 3.71% 914 24,649
Schley County 39.12% 460 60.03% 706 0.85% 10 1,176
Screven County 47.32% 2,233 52.15% 2,461 0.53% 25 4,719
Seminole County 45.64% 1,313 53.42% 1,537 0.94% 27 2,877
Spalding County 37.89% 5,831 60.24% 9,271 1.88% 289 15,391
Stephens County 34.25% 2,869 64.11% 5,370 1.64% 137 8,376
Stewart County 64.84% 1,267 34.54% 675 0.61% 12 1,954
Sumter County 48.96% 4,748 49.98% 4,847 1.05% 102 9,697
Talbot County 65.67% 1,662 33.35% 844 0.99% 25 2,531
Taliaferro County 66.83% 556 32.57% 271 0.60% 5 832
Tattnall County 34.99% 1,963 64.12% 3,597 0.89% 50 5,610
Taylor County 48.20% 1,340 50.79% 1,412 1.01% 28 2,780
Telfair County 50.87% 1,777 48.47% 1,693 0.66% 23 3,493
Terrell County 50.88% 1,584 48.31% 1,504 0.80% 25 3,113
Thomas County 40.32% 4,862 58.82% 7,093 0.85% 103 12,058
Tift County 34.34% 3,547 64.66% 6,678 1.00% 103 10,328
Toombs County 36.66% 2,643 62.23% 4,487 1.11% 80 7,210
Towns County 33.29% 1,495 64.62% 2,902 2.09% 94 4,491
Treutlen County 44.78% 879 54.10% 1,062 1.12% 22 1,963
Troup County 35.83% 6,379 62.90% 11,198 1.27% 227 17,804
Turner County 47.60% 1,169 51.22% 1,258 1.18% 29 2,456
Twiggs County 54.69% 1,977 43.43% 1,570 1.88% 68 3,615
Union County 32.06% 2,230 65.66% 4,567 2.29% 159 6,956
Upson County 38.13% 3,158 60.60% 5,019 1.27% 105 8,282
Walker County 33.56% 6,341 65.23% 12,326 1.21% 228 18,895
Walton County 28.74% 5,484 67.95% 12,966 3.32% 633 19,083
Ware County 36.14% 3,480 63.35% 6,099 0.51% 49 9,628
Warren County 55.76% 1,196 43.50% 933 0.75% 16 2,145
Washington County 51.95% 3,476 47.26% 3,162 0.79% 53 6,691
Wayne County 34.18% 2,736 65.20% 5,219 0.61% 49 8,004
Webster County 59.52% 541 39.49% 359 0.99% 9 909
Wheeler County 47.75% 752 51.62% 813 0.63% 10 1,575
White County 28.60% 2,014 68.96% 4,857 2.44% 172 7,043
Whitfield County 30.19% 7,034 68.03% 15,852 1.79% 416 23,302
Wilcox County 40.68% 962 58.39% 1,381 0.93% 22 2,365
Wilkes County 48.19% 1,940 50.77% 2,044 1.04% 42 4,026
Wilkinson County 50.37% 1,884 48.13% 1,800 1.50% 56 3,740
Worth County 36.53% 2,214 62.56% 3,792 0.91% 55 6,061

By congressional district[edit]

Electors[edit]

Technically the voters of Georgia cast their ballots for electors: representatives to the Electoral College. Georgia is allocated 13 electors because it has 11 congressional districts and 2 senators. All candidates who appear on the ballot or qualify to receive write-in votes must submit a list of 13 electors, who pledge to vote for their candidate and his or her running mate. Whoever wins the majority of votes in the state is awarded all 13 electoral votes. Their chosen electors then vote for president and vice president. Although electors are pledged to their candidate and running mate, they are not obligated to vote for them. An elector who votes for someone other than his or her candidate is known as a faithless elector.

The electors of each state and the District of Columbia met on December 18, 2000[1] to cast their votes for president and vice president. The Electoral College itself never meets as one body. Instead the electors from each state and the District of Columbia met in their respective capitols.

The following were the members of the Electoral College from the state. All were pledged to and voted for George W. Bush and Dick Cheney:[2]

  1. Anna Cablik
  2. Teresa Jeter Chappell
  3. Charles Commander Clay
  4. Fred Cooper
  5. James Edenfield
  6. Winnie LeClercq
  7. B.J. Lopez
  8. Carolyn Dodgen Meadows
  9. Alec Poitevint
  10. Eric Tanenblatt
  11. Cynthia Teasley
  12. Virgil Williams
  13. Bob Young

References[edit]